December 27, 2017

Improve Your Website Performance with a Content Marketing Strategy

As you may or may not know, we’re big into creating amazing websites for our clients at Onsharp. But what happens when we launch the site? Do we just wash our hands and walk away? The answer is no, in case you were wondering. Having a brand new website is great, but we all know that your site doesn’t perform on its own once it’s out there. You need a reason for people to go to it, and one of the biggest ways you can drive people there – and get them to stay – is through pushing out great […]
December 20, 2017

5 Things to Add to Your January Content Calendar

Hello, New Year! It’s time to ring in the new year with style and content marketing epicness. At Onsharp, we’re dedicated to creating resources and designing services around helping you succeed at whatever stage you’re in, from Twitter newbies to social media masters.
December 19, 2017

Website Terminology: What You Need to Know

So here you are. You probably got here one of three ways: You’re about to embark on a web development project and are lost with a capital L. Kind of like the TV series… minus the whole stranded on an island part. You’re looking to expand your wealth of website terminology knowledge and thought this might be an exciting read. (You’re 100% correct, by the way.) You were creeping on the Onsharp site or (insert social page) and decided to take a gander at some of our insider tips and tricks.
December 16, 2017

Design Trends from 2017

New trends are popping up each year that are influenced by media, technology, and usability. As 2017 comes to an end, our graphic designer Benjamin Lamb gave us the inside scoop on design trends from the past year. Let’s take a look at what took off in 2017!
December 15, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to Fargo Underground for Sharing Awesome Local Content

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday,  we’re doing something a little different. We’re featuring @FargoUGND for sharing and promoting local accounts! Fargo Underground does an excellent job of promoting local events, and their interaction with other local accounts caught our attention. Read […]
December 8, 2017

Tech the Halls this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, Christmas concerts, bell ringing, and… Christmas shopping! Confession: I haven’t even started Christmas shopping yet. At Onsharp, we love all things techy, which is why we collaborated to come up with some must-haves for our own Christmas list. Read on to see how you can tech the halls this holiday season by exploring the wishlist of ideas below.
December 5, 2017

Social Media Trends from 2017

From live videos to face filters, 2017 was an exciting year for social media marketing. With 2.80 billion global social media users, marketers got creative with their online marketing tactics. Let’s look back at the biggest social media trends of 2017.
December 1, 2017

Chances are Your Website Has One or More Major Security Flaws. We’ll Show You How to Protect Yourself.

The WordPress platform powers an astonishing 75 million websites on the Internet, and that number was last updated in late 2016. While there are plenty of WordPress sites run and managed by large companies and publishers, the majority of them are in use by bloggers and small businesses that have little to no IT staff to keep them updated, patched, and secured.
December 1, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to the City of Fargo for Using Twitter to Connect to the Community

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @CityofFargo for their outstanding social presence on Twitter.  The greater Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area population is nearly 225,000 and the City of Fargo shares a variety of appealing content to the FM area. […]
November 21, 2017

Is Your Site Navigation Lit?

When it comes to website navigation, little details make a huge impact on your traffic. For utility websites specifically, there’s a strong need for users to be able to find the information they’re looking for easily. Why? Because there’s often pressure or frustration associated with paying their utility bill or solving a problem they came to the website for. And if visitors go to your website only to find a lack of clarity or misleading links, they’ll immediately look elsewhere or call to complain.
November 15, 2017

5 Things to Add to Your December Content Calendar

It’s almost December, which means your audience is in holiday overdrive. Whether it comes to preparing for lots of family time, enjoying (or surviving) the winter weather, or gift buying, people are busy. With so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategic content marketing.
November 10, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to Youngblood for Having a Brewtiful Instagram

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @Youngblood for their outstanding social presence on Instagram.  Young Blood Coffee Co. started in 2013 as a local coffee roaster and has taken things to the next level with a coffee shop downtown […]
October 27, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to @ProofDistillers for a Strong Online Presence

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social. For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @Proof for their outstanding social presence on Twitter. Located in a 1928 building, Proof Artisan Distillers is in the heart of Downtown Fargo. The distillery, occupying the rear 3/4 […]
October 25, 2017

5 Things to Add to Your November Content Calendar

Sweaters, turkey dinner, and putting up holiday lights are the things that come to mind for the month of November. It can get very loud in the marketing space during this time of year, so it’s essential your content marketing is creative enough to stand out from the noise.
October 13, 2017

Does My Business Need a Mobile App?

Living in a world where new technology is being created every day, a lot of businesses are implementing new tech-savvy concepts for their company. With so many advances in the digital space, business owners are starting to wonder whether or not they should have a mobile app for their company in addition to their website.
October 11, 2017

The Importance of Testing Your Website

So you built a brand new website. Great job! But what if as soon as you launch it, you get a text from a close friend saying you have a huge spelling error on the homepage? Or even worse – your images look grainy or no one can see them, or your website doesn’t look right on a mobile device?
October 6, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to Border States for Having a Shockingly Amazing Social Presence

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social.
September 21, 2017

10 Things You Should Add to Your October Content Calendar

Fall is upon us! That means sweater weather, homecomings, bonfires, Halloween time and more. How are you planning to connect with your customers through your content in October?
September 19, 2017

How to Use Instagram to Highlight Company Culture

When it comes to employee satisfaction and productivity, company culture is becoming more important than ever – just look at the stats from recent research:
September 15, 2017

#HighFiveFriday to Prairie Roots Co-op For Keeping Content Fresh

At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our High Five Friday series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are really good at interacting with their followers on social.